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The London Skyline

December 31, 2014

It’s quite interesting to see how rapidly London has grown upwards, and how late, comparatively, we were to start doing so. In fact, there are now over 200 towers over 20 storeys high proposed for the city- so…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 150 – 199

December 29, 2014 1

It’s lucky I had the foresight to use triple figures when I started #EngineeringIsArt, as I’ve managed to over take the total number of posts on Being Brunel with the series without breaking a sweat. For those…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 100 – 149

November 26, 2014 1

These last few months have been good to those of us who love our photos well engineered. With the fantastic Structurally Found filling twitter and instagram with some great structural photos during London’s Open House…Read More

Making Space: Housing London

November 17, 2014 2

So there’s this new idea: Let’s sort out London’s housing crisis by building on top of existing public service buildings. At a glance this approach (termed overbuild) makes a lot of sense- one of the main reasons developers…Read More

Warm Offices – Cold Sites

November 6, 2014

Civil Engineering? Ah. Yes. Well. I suppose it is great fun, and brings in a living for all those structural and civil engineers who dream the projects up while they are sat in their nice warm offices. But what about us poor guys…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 050 – 099

August 31, 2014 2

The real shame of engineering is that we spend so much of our time trying to hide people from our craft. It’s the architecture that people are encouraged to appreciate, not the structure behind it. In…Read More

Engineering Is Art: 000 – 049

July 18, 2014 5

It’s no secret that I like a bit of engineering photography. What you might not know, unless you’ve been stalking me on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, is that for the last…Read More

Which IFC Are You?

May 8, 2014 1

Thanks to the industry-wide adoption of BIM, acronyms such as IFC have entered the common vernacular. As we move towards a future of open collaboration between all…Read More

Picturing Construction – Part 2

December 2, 2013

Welcome to the second half of this two part series on picturesque construction. Given that a picture is worth a thousand words, I think it’s fair to say you haven’t been short-changed during these last two weeks while I’ve been out … Read More

Picturing Construction – Part 1

November 25, 2013 5

This week, and the next, I’ll be aiming to prove beyond doubt that the construction of engineering works can be just as (if not more) photogenic as the finished architecture. As I’m on holiday for a long weekend it also … Read More